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Social and Environmental Responsibility

eco friendly gift boxesLittle Koha is a business built on gratitude, appreciation and kindness. People are at the forefront of everything we do, but equally important to us is the environment and the world we live in. We are intentional with the businesses we partner with, preferring those who hold similar values and are working hard to improve their own carbon footprint. Here are some of the reasons you can feel good about shopping with Little Koha and supporting our New Zealand suppliers:

Bennetto Natural Foods Company: Passionate about chocolate and our planet, Bennetto are constantly looking to reduce their footprint on the world while producing fairtrade and organic chocolate in beautiful packaging.

Hãhã Wine: Certified 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. This means they are committed to environmentally responsible procedures from vineyard and winery all the way to bottling of their delicious wine.

Hawthorne Coffee: Using strictly ethically sourced beans, Hawthorne practices sustainability and eco friendliness throughout the business. Their espresso bar was the first in Hawke’s Bay to switch to refillable milk containers saving well over 6,000 plastic bottles going to the landfill every year.

J Friend & Co Honey: Being certified organic has significantly restricted the beekeepers J Friend & Co can work with but they are committed to reducing their negative impact on the environment and ensuring the planet's future survival for generations to come. This is why they are part of the carbonsouth certification programme.

JOCO Reusable Cups: This stylish brand creates eco-innovative reusable drinking vessels, designed for a lifetime of use. Coffee tastes even better out of these planet saving cups.

Libertine Blends: Organic small batch herbal teas made using traditional and native New Zealand herbs, they couldn’t be better for you!

LilyBee: Beautiful beeswax wraps are made in Hawke’s Bay with the highest quality 100% cotton, locally and sustainably sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil and tree resin. All packaging is PEFC (Sustainable Forestry) certified, and fabrics and printing are by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Linden Leaves: Effective, luxurious and natural products made using local and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. They also ship their products using a packaging filler made from potato starch which dissolves in water. 

MZ Design: MZ Design produces handcrafted and quality woodware using 100% sustainably managed New Zealand timbers. Drawing on original minimalist modern design with a pacific influence MZ Design brings beautiful items to your home.


Real World: Natural plant based products contain no harsh chemicals. No products are tested on animals. Real world products are kind to you and the environment.


Remarkable Chocolate Co: This delicious chocolate is made using single origin cacao beans, and all ingredients are sustainable, Fair Trade, organic and natural. So you can feel good about indulging in any of their hand poured, small batch products made in New Zealand.

Smitten Design Tea Towels: With an ethos of slow design and small scale you’re guaranteed a unique product every time. Smitten hand print each item using carefully sourced high quality natural fibers and water based eco friendly inks, striving for zero waste.

StudioMilk Candles: StudioMilk candles are inspired by nature, gratitude and mindfulness, and the final product reflects those perfectly. Made using 100% vegetable, all natural & biodegradable ingredients each candle is vegan friendly, free of Phthalates. Paraffin and UV inhibitors. They are committed to growing an ethical, sustainable business and we are so happy to support them.


Te Mata Figs: This family owned, organically certified fig grower and award winning fig manufacturer are committed to sustainability from growing and production to packaging. Established from a passion to grow amazing figs in the warm Mediterranean type climate of Hawke’s Bay.


The Good Blend: A New Zealand company who focuses on small batch made products that enhance moods, brain power, skin care and overall well-being while only using what mother nature provides us with. 

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